20 Simple Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious, comforting, and easy-to-use fall and winter ingredients—sweet and savory, they're versatile, to boot. Sometimes, there's nothing cozier than a simple baked sweet potato, piping hot out of the oven. For an easy, healthy, nutrition-packed weeknight dinner side dish, it's hard to beat the savory-sweet creaminess of mashed sweet potatoes. Looking to include more sweet potatoes in your cooking repertoire this year? Here are 20 of our favorite simple and healthy sweet potato recipes for inspiration—try a sweet potato casserole, sweet potatoes with cider and brown sugar, and our best sweet potato pies to start.
Charred Sweet Potatoes with Elecampane Cream and Honey Gastrique
The flesh of whole roasted sweet potatoes has a natural caramel-y sweetness that lends itself perfectly to dessert. At Mettā in Brooklyn, chef Norberto Piattoni finishes the spuds over the coals, adding another dimension of flavor. Elecampane, an herb from the sunflower family, adds complexity to the whipped cream dolloped over top. Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes
Coconut Cream and Sweet Potatoes (Papua New Guinea)
From Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury, Phaidon 2017. Slideshow: More Sweet Potatoes Recipes
Sweet Potato Tots
These sweet potato tots are unlike anything you can buy at the store. They have a crisp, cornmeal-dusted exterior while the inside tastes like the world’s best barbecue-flavored potato chip. We like our tots dipped in ketchup, but a spicy Sriracha mayo would be delicious, too. Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes